The steep hills of Donnachadh Vineyard are an impressive sight. The number of plantings of Syrah in Sta. Rita Hills are tiny. The results are grand. Aromas of deep dark wild berries with intense fruit make this a savage powerful black pepper, juicy and concentrated wine.
The last vintage of the BARDEN Syrah was 2013. This is one of the best cold climate Syrah’s being produced in Santa Barbara County from fruit sourced from Sta. Rita Hills’ Donnachadh vineyard. Steep hillside vineyards create an extremely bold wine. This low alcohol wine has intense fruit and a black pepper spiciness on the finish. Fermentation was 50% whole cluster.